Disney is currently developing a brand new series for Disney+ called “The Crossover, which is based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander.

“The Crossover” introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.

20th Television and production are producing this new series begins in February.

At the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, it was announced that Daveed Diggs would narrate the series.  He has previously starred in “Hamilton” and “Black-ish”.

“The Crossover” stars Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush.

The pilot episode was directed by George Tillman, Jr. (“The Hate U Give,” “For Life”) and was written by Kwame Alexander and Damani Johnson (“All Rise”).

Executive producers include Todd Harthan (“The Resident,” “Rosewood”), Damani Johnson, Kwame Alexander, George Tillman, Jr., Bob Teitel, and Jay Marcus. Additionally, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are also executive producers on the series.

Are you looking forward to “The Crossover”?

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Roger Palmer

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